Lesson 14 Isaac This lesson recounts the miraculous birth of Isaac, followed by the story of Hagar s exile at the hand of Sarah. Abraham s two sons, Ishmael and Isaac, are presented as types of the Old and New Covenants. The doctrine of substitution is again explored in the context of Isaac s deliverance by the sacrifice of the ram, another type of Christ. Other topics include God s reaffirmation of His promises to Abraham, His deliverance of Hagar and Ishmael, and Abraham s covenant with Abimelech. Lesson 15 Isaac and His Family The main theme of this lesson is God s providential preservation of the Messianic line. This is illustrated in the story of Isaac s marriage to Rebekah as well as God s choice of Jacob over Esau as the third heir to the Abrahamic covenant. Other topics include the death and burial of Sarah, the death of Abraham, and Esau s foolish sale of his birthright. Lesson 16 Jacob, Part 1 This lesson covers the first part of the life of Jacob, beginning with his deception toward Isaac and exile to Haran. Jacob s time with Laban is explored in detail, including the strange events surrounding the rods Jacob used in his breeding program. Lesson 17 Jacob, Part 2 This lesson begins with the story of Jacob s flight from Laban and recounts his journey back to Canaan, his reunion with Esau, and the slaughter of the Shechemites. God s choice and leading of Jacob is a major theme, including his midnight struggle with the angel, and his position as Israel, the head of God s people. Also included is an overview of the twelve tribes."